Value No gender distinctions

Language:
Kriol
Parameter:
Gender distinctions in personal pronouns
References
Sandefur 1979

Examples

  1. Gardiya pein, im nomo laikim blekbala pein.
    Gardiya
    white.person
    pein,
    paint
    im
    3sg
    nomo
    neg
    laik-im
    like-tr
    blekbala
    Aboriginal.person
    pein.
    paint
    White people’s paint, she doesn’t like Aboriginal people’s paint. (Talking about decorating artefacts).
  2. Jed olgamen bin luk ebriweya bat im nomo bin faindim olabat.
    Jed
    dem
    olgamen
    woman
    bin
    pst
    luk
    look
    ebriweya
    everywhere
    bat
    but
    im
    3sg
    nomo
    neg
    bin
    pst
    faind-im
    find-tr
    olabat.
    3pl
    The woman looked everywhere but couldn’t find them.

    See Bennett 1986: 5

  3. Nomo boiwan im gelwan.
    Nomo
    neg
    boi-wan
    male-adj
    im
    3sg
    gel-wan.
    female-adj
    It is not the male, it is the female.
  4. Hi got rul yet, mai matha.
    Hi
    3sg
    got
    have
    rul
    rule
    yet,
    yet/still
    mai
    1sg.poss
    matha.
    mother
    She still keeps the traditions, my mother.
  5. Wan wi bin kid mi en he.
    Wan
    temp
    wi
    1pl
    bin
    pst
    kid
    child
    mi
    1sg
    en
    and
    he.
    3sg.f
    When we were children, me and her.